2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2000-02 models built after January 2000

Tested vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E 430 4-door

The Mercedes E class was redesigned for the 1996 model year.

All 1997 and later E class models manufactured after January 1997 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. Additional structural changes were made beginning with 2000 E class models manufactured after January 2000 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

A strong safety cage helped keep the tire out of the driver footwell area, maintaining the integrity of the occupant compartment. Crumpled structure in front of the occupant compartment indicates where the crash energy was absorbed.